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Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytical, Psychodynamic, & Gestalt Approaches

Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytical, Psychodynamic, & Gestalt Approaches

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will introduce psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, and gestalt approaches to psychotherapy.

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Terms to Know
  • Brief Psychodynamic Therapy

    Style of therapy the believes in the unconscious and uses past experiences to explain present discomfort. Does not necessarily follow the theories of Freud.

  • Free Association

    Technique of Freud's to elicit unconscious desires; "say the first word that comes to you".

  • Psychoanalysis

    Freud's system of therapy based upon his theories of development and the mind. Generally long-term therapy.

  • Resistance

    Refusal to become aware of or discuss unpleasant subjects; censoring oneself in therapy.

  • Transference

    Imposing the traits of someone else onto the therapist.